Mori-nu Mates Pudding Mixes: Low-Fat, Dairy-Free, Vegan (DISCONTINUED)

3
Version:
Vanilla, Chocolate
Price:
$2.99

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Rating:
3
On December 3, 2014
Last modified:November 12, 2016

Summary:

When an alternative is needed, these pudding mixes can be a great option - just add silken tofu and water, whip, and serve! However, we found that they needed a little "jazzing up" to add richness to the flavor and to override the beany base. Nonetheless, they do have good potential and versatility: the package includes easy instructions for pie filling and the pudding should hold up well when used in recipes.

Unique and instant, Mori-nu Mates Pudding Mixes whip up in seconds with organic silken tofu.

Mori-nu Mates Pudding Mixes: Dairy-Free, Vegan, Low Fat Chocolate

Thickened with potato starch and sweetened with raw cane sugar, Mori-nu Mates Pudding Mixes easily transform into thick, creamy, dairy-free and vegan pudding.

Mori-nu Mates Pudding Mixes: Dairy-Free, Vegan, Low Fat Vanilla made with Organic Silken Tofu

Above is the Vanilla flavor, which is quite sweet with a notable vanilla hit, but the beany taste of the tofu shines through just a little too much for our tastes. To add contrast, I spiked it with pure peppermint extract and used it as a layer in a Chocolate-Peppermint Pudding Pie. Our tasters loved the peppermint flavor, and thought it really worked in this pie, but one wasn’t too fond of the consistency.

Chocolate Peppermint Layer Pie with Gluten-Free Wholly Wholesome Crust and Dairy-Free Mori-Nu Pudding Mixes

As for the Chocolate pudding mix, the cacao intensity was a little lackluster when made as is – pretty good, and quite sweet, but not chocolaty enough by our tastes. I opted to blend in 1/4 cup of melted dark dairy-free chocolate chips, which took the flavor up a big level and made for a base pie filling that everyone enjoyed.

To note, you need two Mori-nu Mates Pudding Mixes to fill a 9-inch pie, which can get a little pricey! So I still recommend this product most as a pudding with potential, single layer in a pie, or creamy ingredient for baked goods, ice cream, and parfaits.

Certifications: Mori-nu Mates Pudding Mixes are Certified Kosher Pareve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Mori-nu Mates Pudding Mixes are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, verify on the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Contact Morinaga via their website at www.morinu.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

3 Comments

  1. Martha Morrison on

    I have used Mori Nu chocolate pudding mix for years in a kahlua cake recipe I make and my local health food store says it has been discontinued. I found it on your site. Do you know where I can order it? I could not even find it on Amazon. Thanks so much

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